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PS2 won't read disk sometimes

Will work and then suddenly not read disk. Some games work, some don't. Sometimes it won't read disk on games that have been played in the past. Have cleaned it (vaccum out and used disk cleaner), cooled it down and seems to help sometimes. Pretty much hit and miss

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  • ijustneedhel Dec 31, 2008

    i have the same problem. we just got guitar hero world tour two days ago, and it has been working fine. then yesterday i decided to take it out and try putting a dvd in. ever since then, the ps2 hasn't been reading any disc. i have tried using a compressed air spray thing, but it still won't work. what else can i do? i don't want to take anything apart, i'm not good with that stuff...

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    how many screws need to be removed?


  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    myne wont read the rock band disk but some times it will read another disk

  • stupidps2 Apr 19, 2009

    my ps2 wont read any ps2 disks BUT will read ps1 disks





    THIS IS THE THIRD TIME THIS HAS HAPPEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I've helped someone else with a similar problem here: http://www.fixya.com/support/t1300166-playstation_2_console_keeps_freezing

It's not enough to use a disk to clean the laser lens. You have to take the PS2 apart and clean the lens manually. Nicotine, Incense, diffusers, and other smokes and just time itself clouds the lens. Not only that but the part that the disk sits and spins on needs to be cleaned over time as well to assure the disk is in proper alignment and Is not just kinda spinning on the spindle.

In that link i posted above you be led to directions on how to take apart your PS2 and what parts to clean. The instructions I have posted in that tutorial is for the (FAT) PS2 model not SLIMLINE. If you have a slimline model you don't have to take apart anything just open your cover and clean the parts in the video.

Hope that helps,

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Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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    jod3006 Sep 03, 2012

    Thanks for your informative tip. This solution really worked!!!!!

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If your ps2 have trouble reading disks you might want to clean out the laser. flip your ps2 over and remove all the screws from the bottom then flip it over again and take off the cover. You will see another cover with a yellow sticker remove all the screws for that and take it off. You willl see the laser and the spindle take a Qtip and dip it in alcohol and rub it on the surface of the laser then you might want to get a dry qtip and rub it dry. Put everything back to gether and see if it works. you can also use a can of compressed ait and clean it out. Hope it works!

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Buy a new one that is what the guy at gamestop told me

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Your laser need to be adjusted or calibrate.If you have a ps2 old model is a common issue.Look around on youtube for some tutorial and if the adjusting will not work you need a new laser.Slimline Machine can not be adjusted but need new laser

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